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The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

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How a measure gets on the ballot in California

Jessica Lopez, Community News Reporter October 29, 2022

Why are there so many ballot measures in California during midterm and presidential election cycles, and how do they get on the ballot in the first place? There were 11 statewide propositions in the...

Recharging electric cars parked on Calstate LA campus.

Prop. 30: Should multimillionaires’ taxes be raised to tackle climate change?

Gerardo De Los Santos, Community News Reporter October 29, 2022

Hike taxes for multimillionaires. Generate funds to subsidize zero-emission vehicles and pay for wildfire response and prevention. Clean up polluted air. Those are the goals of Prop. 30, which California...

Building with encampments in front

Supporters say need for affordable housing measure stems from Segregation Era law

Gavin J. Quinton, Community News Reporter October 23, 2022

When Natalie Vargas’ mother left her father in 2017, the two became homeless.  “We didn't have anywhere to go. We slept in our car or in a storage area behind my grandmother’s house,” Vargas,...

Abortion rights supporters protest on the streets with signs.

Prop. 1: Access and affordability of abortion services are on the line in the November election

Denis Akbari and Asha Johnson October 17, 2022

Supporters of a statewide ballot measure to widen access to and affordability of reproductive healthcare say it is a basic human right while opponents offer preventative measures for abortion. Proposition...

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Eastside parents pay close attention to LAUSD’s District 2 race

Brenda Mwingira, Community News Reporter October 14, 2022

Declining enrollment over the past two decades. School policing issues. Funding and resource management. Learning losses due to the global pandemic. Children having to learn remotely. These are some...

shelves filled with tobaccos

Prop. 31: Measure would uphold ban on flavored tobacco products

Andrew Perez and Brian Perez October 14, 2022

Melon twist. Cherry crush. Very vanilla. Bubble gum. These sound like candy flavors but they’re actually the kinds of tobacco products that critics say are marketed to kids. “As a kid, if you...

birds-eye casino shot

Measures to legalize sports betting and online gambling spark strong feelings

Adrian Leal, Community News Reporter October 14, 2022

California’s newest gambling ballot measures, Propositions 26 and 27, have shattered fundraising records and splintered public opinion. “If a kid or teenager could order something off of Amazon,...

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Hefty contributions for LA mayoral candidates from wealthy areas, including outside the city

Marcos Franco, Community News Reporter May 23, 2022

As Los Angeles enters a post COVID-19 era, the city is yet to fully recover from the effects of the two-year pandemic that left more people on the streets and impacted the livelihood of working Angelenos. So...

a public hearing meeting for El Monte city council

Big election change in the works for El Monte

Alyssah Hall, Community News Reporter March 18, 2022

Updated April 10, 2022: El Monte's city council approved district-based elections by a 3-2 vote with Mayor Pro Tem Alma Puente, Councilmember Maria Morales, and Councilmember Martin Herrera voting for...

Cal State LA students wait in line casting their vote on their phones or through paper or pen while they wait for free In-N-Out.

ASI Voting

Monica Tamayo, Public Relations Assistant March 28, 2019

Associated Students Incorporated hosted the first day of the ASI elections Voting Party on Tuesday March 26th in the USU - Plaza at 12pm. Students were encouraged to come out and vote for their favorite...

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